About This Chapter
Single-Subject Research Designs - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers topics related to single-subject research design in special education research. These useful teaching resources are intended to help special education teachers strengthen their research skills and better understand how these types of research design can be used to interpret special education research.
These resources are accessible on any Internet-connected device, which enables you to use these resources wherever and whenever its convenient. The chapter comes with self-assessment quizzes to help you solidify your understanding of single-subject research designs.
How It Helps
- Strengthens instructional skills: Knowledge of these research approaches can help you better understand special education research and adapt your instruction based on case studies.
- Builds awareness: You'll become aware of the applications of this type of research design in the field of special education.
- Improves research skills: You'll be able to evaluate several types of research designs, models and questions.
By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Analyze case studies
- Understand how single-subject research design is applied in the field of special education
- Evaluate reversal models and multiple-baseline designs
- Use alternating treatment design and changing criterion to answer research questions
1. What is a Case Study? - Research & Examples
Where does all the information about our health and behavior come from? Scientists do very structured forms of research. While most forms of research require many, even thousands of human subjects, case studies are the exception. They may be about one person.
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Other chapters within the Research Methods in Special Education course
- Research Foundations for Education
- Developing a Research Plan
- Data Collection Methods & Techniques
- Experimental & Quasi-Experimental Designs
- Sampling and Generalization
- Overview of Measurement in Research
- Internal Validity in Research
- External Validity
- Statistical Analysis: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
- Qualitative Research Methods and Design
- Issues in Ethical Research